As I said in my previous post, I recently got robbed and had to buy some brand-new camera equipment. While I loved my big digital reflex camera and its lenses (which got stolen), I hated their weight and size – way too much stuff to carry for someone who’s constantly on the move like me. So when I hit the market again (this time with a rather limited budget) I decided to go for a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Backed up by some research and helped by some of my my friends’ opinions I ended up buying myself a Fujifilm X-E2. Read More
Sylvie is a Muay Thai fighter from the US and she’s currently based in Chiang Mai. I came across her Muay Thai blog some time ago and started following her Facebook page too. She fought last Saturday at the Loi Kroh Boxing stadium, and I’m glad I was able to make it. I also got to quickly say hi before her fight. Read More
Last Saturday, on the 28th of December 2013, 10,000 monks gathered in Changklan road, not far from Chiang Mai’s walled town, in Northern Thailand, for a mass alms-giving ceremony. Alms-giving plays an important role in the Buddhist tradition of Thailand. By offering food to the monks, not only are Thai people supporting Buddhism, but – based on the Buddhist doctrine, they’re also making merits, whereas merits contribute to attract good luck and spiritual growth. Read More
As many of you already know we’re in Thailand. We arrived last Thursday and we’re here to stay a few months. We’ve taken a nice and fully equipped apartment close to town, and because we have reliable internet access, yesterday we started working our normal hours (which considering the time difference are not so normal anymore – we basically start after lunch).
Anyways, life is good (so far 🙂 ) and it’s great to be here. Our arrival was timely because we got on time for Loy Krathong, the famous lantern festival. After checking my options I decided that I would go to the Pahn Tao temple (Wat Pahn Tao) to watch this Buddhist ceremony that takes place as part of the festival. The atmosphere was simply magic and although the world doesn’t need more pictures of this celebration, I couldn’t keep my hands off my camera 🙂